We are pleased to announce the appointment of the following students who will take leadership of the National Drum & Dance Troupe of Trinity College for the year 2023.
Troupe Leader – Master Jeywin Samarakoon
Assistant Leader – Master Jalitha Kuruppu
Jeywin began dancing at the Junior School Dancing Troupe in grade 3 under the tutelage of Mr. Nandasena Thalgahagoda. He has taken part in a number of dance competitions, including Rangadhara in 2014.
Jeywin later joined the National Drum and Dance Troupe. He represented Trinity College in the All Island Dancing Competitions in 2019 and 2022, where the Trinity College Dancing Troupe placed third in the All Island Dancing Competition in 2019 and first in the Central Province in 2022.
He represented Trinity College and Sri Lanka at the 2018 International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival, which took place in Chengdu, China.
In the year 2020, Jeywin was inducted as a “Ves” Dancer.
Jalitha Kuruppu began dancing in grade 3 under Mr. Nandasena Thalgahagoda and became a member of the Junior School Dancing Troupe. He took part in Rangadhara in 2014, as well as many other dancing events at the Junior School.
When Jalitha was in middle school, he continued dancing under Mr. Sunil Chandarasiri and became a member of Trinity College’s National Drum and Dance troupe. In 2019 and 2022, he represented Trinity College in All Island Dancing Competitions.
In 2020, Jalitha was inducted as a “Ves” dancer.